Comfort Inn West
17610 100th Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5S 1S9
Phone: (780) 484-4415
Fax: (780) 481-4034
Run by the maverick Rick Bronson who has been entertaining people for well over 2 decades, is Comic Strip - one of Canada's primal comedy clubs. This is your chance to indulge in a scrumptious meal while the stand-up comedians take to the stage and ensure everyone's in splits. Check website for details.
Scotiabank Theatre is located in West Edmonton Mall, one of the biggest shopping centers in the world, about 30-minutes west of downtown Edmonton. The multiplex is part of a new breed of stadium-seating cinemas that now use the IMAX theater system. This theater has 13 screens, comfortable seating, pre-booking ticketing for certain shows, and offers an impressive movie experience. The complex has facilities for the hearing impaired. Check the website for details on shows.
Edmonton Events Centre, formerly known as Red's, is located within the West Edmonton Mall. Head here to catch a rock or an alternative rock music concert, or simply to hang out with your friends. There is a state of art theater with amazing lighting that makes watching concerts a great experience. The venue has a track record of being one of the most preferred venues among international artists. The refreshments available are excellent. Visit website for a list of events.
Ed's Rec Room is an explosive package of fun-filled entertainment for the whole family. This arcade has a humongous selection of gen-X games. The bowling alley, boasts of 28 lanes of 10-pin bowling with automatic scoring. They also have "cosmic bowling" where the music pumps up the game in the glowing alley. You must try your hand at one of the sixteen billiards and snooker tables. Novices can try playing at the seven loonie tables outside the billiard hall. But you cannot afford to miss the 100 "arcade-style" games including car racing to air hockey to dancing. So head here for an exhilarating experience!
Dinner theater is always fun, and Jubilations Dinner Theatre offers three-act musical comedies that consistently hit the mark. The actors travel between three different Canadian locations of Jubilations and offer five different shows per year. Billed as "family" entertainment, Jubilations Dinner Theatre has been a reliably fun evening out in Edmonton since the 1980s and is located in West Edmonton Mall. The live singing is impressive and the comedies are often spoofs of well-known television or movie scripts. The actors remain in character during the entire evening and do double duty as servers of your four-course meal. This is often the most entertaining part of the evening, especially if you pretend along. Birthday celebrants beware: you may have the entire audience sing to you or request your presence onstage. Rates vary with the show time and day. Check website for more.
Housed at the Mayfield Inn & Suites, the Mayfield Dinner Theatre is a one of its kind. They showcase 5 different shows per season that vary from musicals to Broadway. They have an exquisite buffet and a tantalizing list of desserts. A weekly Sunday brunch is also quite the crowd puller, but the shows are definitely the star attraction. With Vegas-style seating, no every guest gets a perfect glimpse of the show. From plays and concerts to fashion shows, auctions, corporate parties and so on are held at this theater. Call box office for more information.
John L. Haar Theatre, located in the Grant MacEwan University, renders a creative space for the University students as also showcases some very exclusive talent. The theater stages some of the most well drafted plays and musical events by renowned artists as well as amateurs. However, the place is chiefly used for training where students are familiarized to different aspects of "stage performances" right from acting to sound technique and production. The place seats about 350 odd people, so you will have to book your seats well in advance. Check the website to get the schedule of the plays being stage here.
A part of the Edmonton city that is known as the punk-capital of Canada, The Studio Music Foundation certainly lives up to your expectations. While inviting touring bands to perform here, it also focuses on providing a platform to local artist/ bands. So patrons can listen to some of the best local talents at the The Studio Music Foundation. Equipped with advanced sound system and lighting, the venue further enhances your concert going experience. Punk bands like Death Sentence, The Intensives, The Lams and many more have performed here. For booking tickets and gig guide, call ahead or check its website.
You'll find the Capital City Gymnastics Club southwest of Edmonton's downtown district near the industrial park. The club has dedicated themselves to getting young people into the sport. The gym has a spacious viewing area, two pits, in-ground trampolines, and a full range of adult men's and women's gymnastic equipment. The coaches are qualified. also,you can book the gym for a gymnastic birthday party. Check website for more details. Call for hours.
Enjoy fantastic live music, affordable drinks, and great sound quality at The Haven Social Club, located on Stony Plain Road in Edmonton. There's an eclectic crowd on most nights and it's a great place to unwind. You'll find country, roots, indie, folk, acoustic, and pop music playing here. Get your dose of culture here, not just with live music, but with contemporary art on display as well.
Designed by renowned architect Douglas J Cardinal, this stunning building, previously known as Odyssium, is difficult to miss. There's plenty to see and do, including interactive displays, shows, a learning center, observatory, IMAX theater, computer labs, birthday party hosting, several space and science galleries, as well as a café and gift shop. Since it opened in 1984, the massive science center has been attracting visitors in ever-increasing numbers. The current rate of visitors at TELUS World of Science is about 500,000 people per year. Opening hours vary according to season.
This theater in the Odyssium is the first of its kind in western Canada. You will find interesting productions offered inside the easy-to-spot structure, located northwest of downtown. Educational, scientific and wildlife films are shown on a massive 13 by 19-meter (42 by 62-foot) screen, with six speakers belting out the sound. The Canadian IMAX Corporation invented this popular cinematic experience. Hours vary with show timings,